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Unread 10-25-2005, 04:38 PM   #1
chris b
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grout cleaning on ceramic tile

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I have about 1800 sq ft of grout that is looking pretty bad in high traffic areas. The grout is lighter warm grey so in some areas its pretty dark. I have quotes to clean the grout from 700 -1k, higher quotes included sealing. 1k is too much for us to shell out, so thinking to do it myself. I have done a few small jobs before, i.e. lay saltillo and some ceramic so familiar with sealers etc. but never cleaned or re-sealed before.
Recommedations for cleaning/lifting dirt and resealing. We have a few areas where potted plants have leaked onto tile that has left a good stain.
If its sealed wont a good grout cleaner work w/o removing the original sealer? Also have hard water here, good product to use for general cleaning to prolong clean/reseal?
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Unread 10-25-2005, 05:53 PM   #2
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Hi Chris, Welcome!

What kind of tile do you have?

The four main products you need will be a tile & stone specific high alkaline cleaner (such as ST KlenzAll), a product to neutralize & etch the grout (such as ST Restore), a good grout sealer (ST Heavy Duty Stone Sealer or BulletProof), and a good maintenance product (ST All Purpose Tile & Stone Cleaner - new name ST Tile & Stone Cleaner). These products are all available from our online store.

There are several threads, regarding the use of these products. Do a search and get caught up on your reading!

If you have additional or specific questions, please feel free to post them.
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Unread 10-25-2005, 06:03 PM   #3
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doitright,
the tile is a italian 18" ceramic, thats about all I know about it. approx. 25" grout lines.

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Unread 10-25-2005, 07:25 PM   #4
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Quote:
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approx. 25" grout lines.


Now them is some grout lines!

The chemical companies will love you!

Hi Chris

I just had to have some fun with your typo!
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